I left her office feeling as if the thoughts of my mind were splayed out everywhere like clothes in a messy teenage bedroom. Therapy is like rummaging through the contents of your head, plucking things from their usual place and examining it in different lighting.
“It’s all of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
We can choose to meet death like a great opponent about to begin an epic sword fight. We grow in size by our ability to live life in its absolute fullness. We let no moment of beauty pass under our nose without sniffing it and hugging it and holding it close.
I couldn’t help but feel anxious about this day’s inevitable arrival. The smell and chilliness in the air serving as an agonizing reminder of that cold morning on October 13th, 2013. I noticed my Dad was in his room and I could hear him on the phone. I was confused, he always got ready before […]
It’s weird that the one day the people you love the most, will be gone. Just like that. Life is so fragile. We get so caught up in the little things, when one day, it’ll be all be over. We’ll be gone. But maybe, hopefully, death is something different, something inconceivable. Something that we can’t […]
How do we heal? I have taken countless psychology courses and learned about grief and depression on multiple occasions. Yet when actually faced with the situation, none of this information helps. I can’t seem to figure out how to heal myself. Every time a thought about my sister arises it cuts me so deep I […]